Miss Frances Blunt Raine

b. 11 May 1935 - Louisville, KY
d.  30 Dec 2004 - Richmond, VA

Newport News High School, Class of 1953
Longwood College, B. A.
University of Virginia, M. A.

General Science, Biology

Daughter of Mr. P. W. Allen Raine; Sister of  Wirtley Raine Anderson (Best Student in the Class of '56), and Edith Raine Fenick

1953 Anchor, p. 45 1958 Anchor, p. 13

Frances Blunt
RICHMOND - Frances Blunt Raine died Thursday, Dec. 30, 2004, at her home. Born in Louisville, Ky., on May 11, 1935, she was
the daughter of
Peter Woodward Allen Raine and Edith Virginia Moore Raine. She moved with her family to Newport News
in 1940. She graduated from Newport News High School in 1953 and graduated from Longwood College in the class of 1957.
She received her master's in secondary education from the University of Virginia in 1971. Her teaching career began
in Newport News. She then spent four years at NASA before returning to teaching in Henrico County at Tuckahoe Middle School
and finally Douglas S. Freeman High School. In all, her teaching spanned 35 years. She was a member of Third Presbyterian
Church, Nathaniel Bacon Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Huguenot Society of the Founders
of Manakin. She was a 50-year member of Zeta Tau Alpha National Women's Fraternity, Ginter Park Woman's Club, Tuckahoe
Woman's Club, The Book Club and a bridge/support group. Survivors include her sister and brother-in-law, Wirtley and Douglas
Anderson of Miami, Fla.; and her sister, Edith Raine Fenick of Richmond. Also surviving are nephews, John Douglas Anderson
and his wife, Christy, of Boca Raton, Fla., and Michael Allen Scott Anderson of Miami, Fla.; nieces, Wendy Hoffhines and her
husband, Rob, of Chicago, Michele Raine Fenick, Melissa Irving and Melinda Fenick, all of Richmond; great-nieces, Megan and
Beth Hoffhines of Chicago; and great-nephews, Nicholas Eitner Anderson and John Raine Anderson. The family received friends
6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 1, 2005, at Bennett Funeral Home, 3215 Cutshaw Ave. A memorial service will be held 3 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 2, 2005, at Third Presbyterian Church, 600 Forest Ave. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent
to Douglas Freeman High School's Scholarship Fund.

Published in the Daily Press on 1/2/2005.

I was distressed to learn of the death of Frances Raine ('53).  She was my homeroom teacher at NNHS
for three years.  She left in our Senior year (1962) to go to work for NASA.  Our homeroom was split up
among 3 or 4 other teachers.  That was tough.  She was truly a kind and gentle woman.  She took a real
interest in each of us.  In fact, she kept one of my dearest friends from dropping out of school due to some
personal tragedies.  I have thought about her often over the years. 
I wish I could have told her how much she meant to me.

- Pam Wright Owen ('62) of VA - 01/05/05
Thanks, Pam!

Biology clip art courtesy of http://www.fg-a.com/clipart_science.shtml - 12/04/03

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